Homemade Sushi with Salmon - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

3년 전


I've only made sushi a few times since I first started cooking and I have never done it like this until now, what’s wrong with me? It's so good! Clearly, I’m no professional at it (yet), but still, SUSHI! Granted, I did cheat a little and go with cooked meat over raw and I didn’t add anything crazy like turtle or alligator, sorry guys. Next time…….


I think this could be the beginning of me embracing being a technical adult and starting to make real adult food. Haha, just kidding!. I’m not really sure how you all perceive my level of expertise, but let me assure you that whatever amount of credit you give me is undeserved. I’m usually just making things up as I go along. If you could see the behind the scenes you’d know this. Seriously, the kitchen is more of my playground then my workplace and it’s always a mess. I’m telling you this to let you know that if I can make make sushi then so can you.


It’s not that hard to make at all, for real. Part of the reason I’ve only made it a few times before is that for a while I thought you had to have special sushi mats and completely authentic Japanese-sushi-rolling-skills or something. I know it probably works better with an actual bamboo sushi mat (plus said sushi skills), but I cheated again and used a plain old bamboo table place mat instead, and it totally worked. I’ll bet there are many things you could use to substitute if you don’t have a sushi mat either, but if you do happen to have one then that’s great too.


I feel like the entire world of sushi flavors is open to me now and I’m totally going to try other kinds soon. When I was taking pictures people in my family kept passing through the room and saying things like “Hey, when did we get sushi!” or “Did you buy that, Tori, where did you get it?”. Then I had the pleasure of revealing that I am now a maker, and future master, of sushi-ing to their disbelief and surprise! I can’t wait to make it for friends and be able to claim the title of sushi-er, YES! See how mature I am.

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The key point is getting it tightly wrapped into a sushi shape, that’s what matters. I know the roll I did as a demo in my GIF is not the most perfect one ever, but my later ones started getting pretty good. Practice makes perfect here people, I know you can do it.( P.S. Soy sauce and wasabi are a must with sushi!)


Smoked Salmon Philadelphia Roll Sushi
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 4 rolls (6 - 8 servings)


Sushi Rice:
1 cup white sushi rice
2 cups water
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
6 ounces smoked salmon, cut into skinny strips
4 ounces cream cheese, cut lengthwise into 1/2 inch thick strips
1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks
2 toasted nori sheets (seaweed)
1 medium ripe avocado, cut into slices
white and black sesame seeds (optional)
wasabi paste, soy sauce, and pickled ginger for serving (optional)

Pour rice into a bowl and cover with one inch of water, you'll notice that the water is cloudy. Drain and repeat until water is clear. Combine rice with 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and allow rice to cook for about 15 minutes the turn off heat, stir rice, and allow to sit covered for 15 minutes longer. Return pan to stovetop and place over medium heat. Stir in vinegar. sugar, and salt well then cover again, turn off heat, and allow rice to cool for about 25 minutes.
On a sushi mat (or a makeshift one) lay a square piece of plastic in the center and spoon about 3/4 cup of rice on top. Press rice down into an even layered square in the center then cut nori sheets in half and lay one half on top. Now layer ingredients for sushi lengthwise in the center of nori and line up ends. Gently gather the plastic corners and start to form into a roll. Wrap the mat around the sushi and use roll tightly around sushi to form a tight roll. If desired, roll sushi in sesame seeds to coat the outside. Cut into sushi pieces with a very sharp knife and serve immediately with soy, wasabi, and ginger, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days until ready to serve.


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Very sweet

Love it, great post


I agree its nice to see some more sushi here on steemit :=)

Fantastic presentation @gringalicious that sushi looks amazing also I love a lot salmon!

This looks amazing. I’ll definately be giving it a go!


I'm so glad to hear that @grizgal!

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wow yummmy i love that upvoted :P

Hey @gringalicious, the photos are so mouth watering i feel like making it too! 😍

Just curious, what led you to add the cream cheese to the sushi?


Thanks @joeylim. Well, in the US it's very common to have cream cheese in sushi.


In my country too! It is a tasty combination!. My favorite part of your post is the photos, very well detailed and with good lighting.

look yummy....upvote and resteem :)


me as well

These rolls look delicious! I haven't had sushi rolled with cooked salmon inside before (except the kind that is baked with salmon on top), would love to try your recipe :).

Now we are talking your in my wheelhouse! I own some of the biggest sushi things on the internet starting with a 900,000 follower strong sushi youtube channel and the best sushi website in the world. That was probably not very humble.
Anyway nice job Gringalicious! dunno about teh cooked salmon though, but if that is what you enjoy go for it :)


I think I'll have to get some sushi making tip from you then. Thanks @mskesushi!


sure you can do that :)

I wel to resteem for your post..nice post and very good luck

an another delicious and great recipe dear.
always your recipe made my mouth watery.
eagerly waiting for your next delicious and sweet recipe.

@gringalicious, this sushi looks just delicious 🍣🍣 #yum
And for being serious for a while - you are real master of cooking, you are cooking art!
What I like the most is the gif you added, on which everything looks so simple. And that in fact I have done sushi once or twice, I know it is not so simple 😉
Of course it's partly a matter of practice, but it seems to me that you just have talent 👍👏❤💕

WAO, excellent explanation. It looks delicious. Congratulations on your publication. Best regards

wow... it's look delicious and your photography skills are awesome.... also thank you for the sharing recipe with us....


you are so welcome, thanks so much for commenting

wow,,, Can I eat it?


I know but it's so delicious and I wish I eat it soon

Rally amazing
Looking so testy.
Thanks for sharing this .hope one day i will teste it


I hope you can taste it too. Thank

Wow, this is awesome and great food preparation. I love those ingredients. I will practice it too. @gringalicious

I love sushi and these look like they would be my new favorite


So happy to hear it @mamaloves!

Look delicious and like a profesional chef..


Wow! You are so good 😍😍😘


Oh, thanks for the support @gwenbyyy!

Wow? this is awesome; and great ;food preparation I: love those ingredients I will practice; it too????


thanks so much for giving it a try

Nice post..


Glad you like it badriadi83!

Amazing photoshoots I like that food too so taste


Very sweet. Thanks @farhan12!

Hello gringalicious,

Good for you to expand your skill to making a delicious looking salmon sushi. I like to eat Kimchee with sushi and drink hot saki.

The next time, try making Hawaiian style Ahi ( tuna) sushi, actually called ahi poki,


That sounds delicious. Thanks for reading @hanamana!

I could really for some of these rolls right now, they look gorgeous


That's so sweet. Thanks @noboxes!

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I've never tried making sushi before. You make it look so easy! I love the GIF


I am so glad you liked the GIF, thanks so much for the feedback

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Every time we publish something good to nourish myself, to know, and for that I thank you, thank you for leaving us a good contribution to grow in this ... friend of I hope you follow the successes and triumphs in your life. .. I wish you the best, from Colombia I follow you fully ...

Yum-yum!! What more can I say :)


thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my post

wooww its looks very yummyy hope to see few more of like this.....
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Thanks for the support @nehalkumar!

thank you for this! I have saved this post on my laptop so I can go back to it when I attempt sushi making :D Before you know it, you'll be a sushi sensei :P

I never tried Japenese food but after seeing your sushi, I really want to try it. Your sushi looks yummy and delicious. Great job @gringalicious.😊

Unique photography i really liked it


thanks so much for commenting

@gringalicious Wow! I love the photos. You know alot of recipe. Did you study culinary arts? I'm curious. You've got real talent there. Congrats! Thanks for sharing this. :-)

Wow this looks amazing and its a mouth watering dish amazing :D


That's so sweet @blazing!

They look wonderful.. I will try to practice it..


That's great to hear @breeze88!

I want them all, looks great! :D


That's so kind @foodini!

these look amazing, I think I might actually be able to do this myself

What a yummy food! I love sushi thought I know the fish my not be cooked but it's Ok at least it's fresh. I can imagine how good it is to eat those fresh salmons. I love it!

Sounds delicious! Definitely trying this one out! Good post😆

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So glad you like it @maujmasti!

Wow, very tasty

I’ve made sushi, keeping the roll tight and even is tricky.


It definitely is. Thanks @beginningtoend!

I think Your making material is harm free so it would be better healthy food for us. It would better if you show a video its start to finished .
Thanks for creativity post


Looking so delicious... pictures are mouthwatering dear!


thanks so much for taking the time to comment

Wow, it seems to be healthy and tasty food!! I will try this food with your recipe! If you don't mind, would you visit and up vote for my blog written about Korea food recipe and travel?
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Worked in a japanese restaurant for 2 years and this looks good. now since I have became vegetarian I dont have sushi very often. Cause having rice with cucumber or avocado it is not very exciting LOLOL

@gringalicious woooow I love that. spectacular!

I love sushi! I should try making it sometime. I'd probably also opt for cooked meat. Yours looks mighty delicious!!

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I am not a huge fan of sushi, but your shots have made it look so delicious...I am almost tempted to go get some...(but I most likely won't) :D


you should totally give it a try before you're certain you won't like it. It's so yummy

ACTUALY , I never eat sushi but I have best thing about this food and after seeing your post make me want to trying that :D lol @gringalicious

or my god .. my favorite food the sushi too goodshishi unimol.jpgsushi 2.jpg

If you dip your knife into hot water before and after each slice this will make clean slices each time. Great post love the photos and the timelaps thing. That was awesome. I just did a post on fancy bar food hope you will give your thoughts. Thanks amd awesome job

It does looks like a professional sushi! I would love to try It! 😁


I do hope that you give it a try


I will! If it turns out good looking like yours, i'll put It here :)

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This looks so so good. I love the super quick video demo! Which software are you using for that? Also that black flat plate is just perfect!


Thanks @yasminep. For the GIF I actually just used an online converter and it's pretty simple.

Making sushi takes some serious talent. Yours looks lovely. I only eat veggie sushi, of course, but you did a fine job here.

Usually when we buy from here these stores, they are dry, but if I try make home this , they will be better.... I think :))


I appreciate it @foxkoit!


It is ok :)

totally delicious, I always follow your photos of food, they seem so exquisite .... success brother ... greetings

Necesito un poquito de eso. Luce apetitoso. Espero pronto alcances tu título Master en sushi. Bendiciones.


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Wow! I love so much the sushi!!!! I want to try it one day! Your recipe is so easy and too simple!! But it looks super yummy my friend!

  ·  3년 전

My love for salmon is indescribable. I'm glad you posted this!
Thank you and keep on steemin'!

sushi.... I just cant imagine how people consumpt fresh fish meat without cooking but here you said smoked salmon maybe its a little bit different 🙂

Way to roll that rice! It seems like the kind of rice must be as important, or maybe even more important, than the technique for rolling the sushi. Pretty soon, you will be cleaning a fish and using it raw, lol. The wasabi and pickled ginger seem like a key part of sushi, too. I like your use of the black sesame seeds. And nice gif, too. It showed your technique better than a still photo or description ever could. Happy late winter with this big storm in the PNW!


"The wasabi and pickled ginger seem like a key part of sushi, too." Absolutely, you can't really have sushi without it. Yes, late winter indeed.

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Oh God... I hope it was as tasty as it looks


thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my post

Impressive on how you made sushi @gringalicious coz I never made one! My daughters are sushi lovers. Now I have the strong motivation to make one for my family.. salmon is also their favourites too. Thanks for the sharing.. ;) Also following U and inspired with your progress in steemit.

look nice !

awwwwwwww I want to eat nooooo I can't see water comes to my tongue its so yummy and cute I loved it and I want to eat I have never seen such beautiful food before its stole my heart I want to be there <3 thanks @gringalicious

an interesting recipe, I'll definitely try, thanks

I love sushi! I'm the only one in the house that love sushi ahaha, my mom, my dad and my sister doesn't like. I don't know why. Have a great sunday!

nice food. good taste

my favorite food it is very best thank you your post

Oh my God, I love sushi. This is my adiction and I see this post and I want to prove them! Kisses.

the cravings right now are unreal

Yes!. You are matured now, Tori. Hahaha. This is absolutely amazing . Your customised Sushi. That's the joy of cooking most times, you get to try stuffs and improve on ways of doing things. This is really nice. I should stop by when you are making another. Hahaha wouldn't that be something!. Well done.


Oh, that's so kind of you. Thanks @olawalium!


You are most welcome. This is my first comment to you, I guess, since @wadepaterson's interview. You will see me more often now. Haha

Cute. Looks very delicious.

Delicious, have a nice day for more picture

the menu was nicely served and the dishes looks so interesting and yummy wow

Your sushi looks great! I've never attempted making sushi, However, out here in California, Poke is trending, and I have made homemade poke. Definitely a hit with the family! My family enjoyed the movie "East Side Sushi" and yours might too, if you havent already seen it.

so delicious food..

wow! love it
I'm very fond of eating korean foods and sushi is one of my favorite..lol
Very informative, I'll try making it also at home for my family
Thanks for sharing!


I hope you enjoy it @arlenevil!

wow! again what I really love! sushi 🍣 often tried to make it at home... always failed 😂